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Percy Hill Live at The Lion's Den on 1996-07-13

Set 1
1. intro
2. Monkey Man
3. Lifetime
4. Been So Long
5. banter - the the hurricane
6. Prison Sentence
7. Watermelon Man
8. Chicopee
9. Rush Hour Traffic
10. When I Go
11. setbreak announce / Happy Birthday to Mark

Set 2
1. intro
2. Fallen
3. Broken Window
4. Hi & Lo
5. banter - Wetlands on 9/28
6. Old New
7. Sooner Or Later
8. Casa De Vino ->
9. Othello ->
10. percussion duet ->
11. Othello
12. encore break / announcements
13. Something To Show
14. Way Back Home
15. encore break 2 / announcements
16. Larger Than Life
17. crowd

Collection PercyHill
Band/Artist Percy Hill
Venue The Lion's Den
Location New York, NY

Source SBD + Audience Matrix -> DAT
Lineage Original master recording: SBD + 2xOktava MC-012s -> Mackie 1202 mixer -> Denon DTR-80p (master @ 16/48) DAT playback: Sony R-500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/48) Mastering: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Applied volume normalization, sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter. Then dithered to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings, and some minor clap scrubbing. Tracked in CDWav.
Taped by Scott Bernstein & Boris Lvovsky
Transferred by Scott Bernstein


Scrubbed a few claps from this recording in S1T4(1 clap), S1T10(11 claps), S2T3(1 clap), S2T4(4 claps), S2T14(14 claps), S2T16(4 claps)

Taper notes:
I decided it was about time to come back around to another ancient Percy Hill show for the next item in my BARN series -- it has been around 9 months since I posted some good old Percy, and I wanted to hear some more of them. :) BARN121 represents the 4th old Percy Hill show I've posted (the 3rd from 1996 alone, with the "Original" lineup), and the first time I ever got to see them do a full-on 2 set show! At this point they'd already done at least 1 opening gig at Wetlands, and a one setter here at The Lion's Den (which eventually got renamed to "Sullivan Hall"), and now they gradudated quickly to a 2 set show at this tiny venue.

Boris Lvovsky and I brought out the gear to do a matrix mix....and sometimes the matrixes mixed live at the venue are more successful than others, as you're mixing your recording on the fly under loud conditions. Also there is a good possibility of gremlins messing with perfection as there are a lot of extra cables and things to get right. Well on this night, the gods were smiling upon us because this mix is sublime. Frankly, 16 years later, this is exactly how I'd want my recording to sound even if I were doing it in a studio.

They basically run through nice jammed out versions of their entire repertoire at this point (minus a song or 2) plus a pretty rare cover of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" -- utilizing Nate Wilson's flute playing to full effect. Highlights, beyond the Herbie cover, include a nice long "Rush Hour Traffic", a flute-augmented "Fallen", and a big "Othello" with a great percussion segment. Even after all of that the band gets called back for *2* long encore segments totaling near on 30 minutes!

This is great stuff, and a time period that is not at all well represented in circulating recordings from this band, so I'm going to continue to help fill in the blanks as I have a whole bunch more shows from this time period still to come...



Here's a rundown of all of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997
BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997
BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996
BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on
BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on
BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on
BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996
BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995
BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996
BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995
BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on
BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on
*** Start of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) ***
BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008
BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show)
BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on
BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on
BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008
BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000
BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on
BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001
BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000
BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008
BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003 (on
BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001
BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show
BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000 (on
*** end of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series ***
BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993
BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998 (on
BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only) (on
BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993
BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on
BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 (on
BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998
BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997 (on
BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993 (on
BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993
BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993 (on
BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004 (on
BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005
BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Jupiter, NYC 6/11/1999
BARN72 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 7/14/1997
BARN73 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 11/17/1997
BARN74 - George Porter's 60th Birthday w/PBS and friends, Blender Theater, NYC 12/29/2007
BARN75 - Jennifer Hartswick Band with special guest Trey Anastasio, Lion's Den, NYC 11/7/2003 (on
BARN76 - moe., Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN77 - Project Logic, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN78 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/13/1994 (on
BARN79 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/14/1994 (on
BARN80 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/15/1994 (on
BARN81 - The Recipe, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN82 - Ominous Seapods, Wetlands, NYC 6/4/1999
BARN83 - Coby Brown Group, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 (on
BARN84 - The Big Wu, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN85 - Moon Boot Lover, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN86 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN87 - Miracle Orchestra, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN88 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN89 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998
BARN90 - Lake Trout, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN91 - Olu Dara, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, South Street Seaport Atrium, NYC 6/6/1999 (on /
BARN92 - Donna The Buffalo, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN93 - Radiators (w/Merl Saunders sit-in), Irving Plaza 10/8/1998
BARN94 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 8/18/1993
BARN95 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 1/5/1994
BARN96 - Radiators, Irving Plaza, NYC 11/14/1997
BARN97 - Radiators, Manny's Carwash, NYC 5/30/1998
BARN98 - The Wood Brothers (w/Medeski, Wolleson, and special guest Amos Lee), Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/17/2008 - on
BARN99 - Pieta Brown, Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/17/2008 - on
BARN100 - Jeff Buckley, CBGB's 313 Gallery, NYC 12/18/1993 - on dimeadozen
BARN101 - Tiny Lights, CBGB's 313 Gallery, NYC 12/18/1993
BARN102 - Tiny Lights, The Lion's Den, NYC 2/18/1994
BARN103 - Tiny Lights, Club Sine', NYC 2/3/1994
BARN104 - Ha Ha The Moose, BB Kings, NYC 11/23/2001
BARN105 - Medeski Martin & Wood, Hilton Hotel Ballroom, NYC, 4/29/2005 - on
BARN106 - Tiny Lights, The Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ 11/24/1993
BARN107 - Tiny Lights, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/26/1994
BARN108 - Tiny Lights, Mercury Lounge, NYC 7/13/1994
BARN109 - All God's Children, The Lion's Den, NYC 2/18/1994
BARN110 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 1/2/1999 (w/Moxy Fruvous guesting in the late show)
BARN111 - Moxy Fruvous, Bottom Line 1/2/1999 (w/Dan Bern guesting in encore)
BARN112 - Peter Rownan's Reggaebilly!, High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA 7/6/2002 (on The Trader's Den)
BARN113 - Conehead Buddha, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998
BARN114 - Conehead Buddha, Tramps, NYC, 2/12/1998
BARN115 - Conehead Buddha, The Lion's Den, NYC 7/2/1998
BARN116 - Frogwings (w/special guest Warren Haynes), Wetlands, NYC, 2/9/1999 on
BARN117 - All God's Children, Jack's House Party, Long Valley, NJ 9/4/1994
BARN118 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 10/9/1993
BARN119 - David Bromberg, Tarrytown Music Hall, 10/15/1999 (on /
BARN120 - The Concept w/George Porter, ?uestlove, Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, Bill Summers, Casey Benjamin, BB King's, NYC 9/26/02 (on
BARN121 - Percy Hill, The Lion's Den, New York, NY 7/13/1996

Recorded by Scott Bernstein and Boris Lvovsky, transferred (9/2011), mastered and tracked (3/5-6/2012) by Scott Bernstein

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